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Coulee Recollections

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Sixty-Four Years Ago At the right are the transformers for the first 5 units in the right powerhouse. At the left are lightning arrestors. In the left background, a trace of water flowing over the spillway can be seen. In the background the contractor is erecting the pedestals for lightning arrestors for Units #5 and #6 - May 25, 1950

10 Years Ago

For the second consecutive year, Nespelem Elementary will lay off staff to balance its budget. Monday the board of directors voted to lay off kindergarden teacher Linda Rise and 7th grade teacher Diane Tonasket.

Raider Golf won it's third consecutive CTL Championship by defeating Okanogan 340-349 last Friday. George Davis turned in the low score for the day of 80 and winning first place.

20 Years Ago

The Grand Coulee Chamber of Commerce will draft resolutions for the annexation of federal land around the four towns and submit them to their municipalities. The regional board of mayors came to this conclusion Monday night and contacted Mary Jane Bailey, representing the chamber on this issue, to draft up the documents. This would be the first step in many in a possible consolidation of all four towns.

Some famous people visited LRHS this week. That means it's that time of year again for Sally McDowell's senior English classes to dress up like a historical figure and come do an interview/biography as that figure. This year Indira Gandhi (Christi Ristrom), Abraham Lincoln (Marc Barry) and George Washington (Saket Modi) all showed up just name a few. 

30 Years Ago

Eleven year old Eli Krohn lost his shoe at the very beginning of the Bloomsday Race in Spokane. He tried to retrieve it but finally gave up. With determination and extreme stamina, he traveled the 12K race with only one shoe. 1 hour and 6 minutes later he finished the race with blisters on the one foot.

The local campfire girls announced their top sellers for their candy sales this week. Teray Warnecke sold 146 boxes, Christy Marriot, Karyn Byam and Shawnee Ayling sold 120 boxes and Brandy Flowers sold 100 boxes.

40 Years Ago

The Grand Coulee Dam Area will soon have a new clinic, as the work started Tuesday with a ground breaking ceremony. The first dig was made by Mayor Si Dickerson of Coulee Dam, Reverend Ron Hunter, Mayor Larry Seekins of Elmer City, acting Mayor Bill Gould of Grand Coulee and Hospital Administrator Rodger Zumwalt.

50 Years Ago

17 year old Darlene Moses was named Indian Princess Queen for the Omak Stampede. Miss Moses is a direct descendant of Chief Moses and will be the first Native American to reign as queen in the history of the event.

60 Years Ago

The Grand Coulee Tigers won the Grant County baseball championship in the final playoff game Tuesday afternoon. By beating the Coulee City Rams 11-8 they secured the championship. The bases were loaded in the sixth inning when Cook tripled to win the game.

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